Title

Chapter 5 Reactivity How and Why

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Gregory Roos
Cathryn Roos, Zayed University

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Organic Chemistry Concepts

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

This chapter discusses factors that affect the reactivity of organic molecules. Bond breaking and making are shown in terms of the bonding electrons, and these are followed using curly arrows. The formation and stability of reactive species—radicals, anions and cations—are discussed in terms of inductive and delocalization/resonance effects. The nature of electrophiles and nucleophiles is detailed. Primary reaction types—addition, elimination, substitution, and rearrangement—are introduced, along with the description of reaction mechanisms and energy diagrams. Finally, the REDOX concept as applied to organic molecules is described.

Publisher

Elsevier

Disciplines

Environmental Engineering

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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